On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October 2019 we will be hosting the 4th annual NID Dusk & Dawn Trail Run at the Karoo Botanical Gardens, Worcester.

Distances 1.5km, 4 km, 8 km and 14 km to choose from. Medals for all, amazing prizes and lucky draws up for grabs, stalls and entertainment for the whole family. 

This event is a fundraising initiative to the benefit of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss at NID. The funds raised will be utilised specifically for the care of residents in our elderly and multiple-disabled Deaf departments.

Contact Chriszelda on 023 342 5555 or email for more information.   


Press Release – NID Training takes new direction


As a flagship organisation for services to the Deaf and persons with hearing loss in South Africa, the National Institute for the Deaf (NID) is required to continually ensure that services to the Deaf are delivered effectively and with sustainable impact at all times within government policy.

In this regard and after careful consideration the decision was made that restructuring of NID’s current training model is essential for expansion. During recent strategic discussions and planning the conclusion was made that NID Training’s on-campus residential model needs to be adapted to make provision to serve more students through provincial training units (distance learning). The on-campus residential model will be adapted over a period of time. It has been decided that the on-campus residential model will continue until December 2019 and thereafter training will only be made available at a larger number of provincial training units. The on-campus residential training programs will still serve all current enrolled students until their studies are completed. Training programs will be expanded to regions where there are sufficient training needs and funding in order to provide training to the Deaf and persons with hearing loss cost-effectively and with greater impact.  

The NID business units will therefore no longer serve as practical development and training units for the on-campus Deaf students as intended and will also be adapted over time. In preparation there of client services to the public will be discontinued on 31 March 2019 at the following NID business units: Woodwork, Joinery and Upholstery, Beauty Salon, Nursery and Vegetable Processing. The NID Tea Garden and Laundry will not be affected and their services to the public will continue.  

The NID Management and Board of Directors trust that the above mentioned restructuring process of NID Training will be implemented successfully and will be beneficial by means of greater reach, affordable deaf-accessible training and resources, and a remarkable greater impact in the future and lives of its Deaf beneficiaries.  

For any inquiries, contact Mr Cobus van Deventer on 023 342 5555 or e-mail to



As ‘n  vlagskip organisasie vir dienste aan Dowes en persone met gehoorverlies  in Suid-Afrika, is die Nasionale Instituut vir Dowes (NID) genoodsaak om deurlopend te verseker dat sy dienste binne regeringsbeleid aan Dowes te alle tye effektief en met volhoubare impak gelewer word.

Na aanleiding hiervan en na deeglike oorweging is die besluit geneem dat herstruktuering noodsaaklik is om die NID se huidige opleidingsmodel uit te brei. Tydens onlangse strategiese  besprekings en beplannings is daar tot die gevolgtrekking gekom dat NID Opleiding se op-kampus residensiële model aangepas moet word om voorsiening te maak om meer studente te bedien deur provinsiale opleidingseenhede (afstandsonderrig). Voortsetting van die op-kampus residensiële model sal oor ‘n periode van tyd aangepas word. Daar is besluit om die op-kampus residensiële model nog tot Desember 2019 te volg en daarna sal opleiding slegs by ‘n groter getal provinsiale opleidingseenhede aangebied word. Die op-kampus residensiële opleidingsprogramme sal alle huidige ingeskrewe studente bedien totdat hul studies voltooi is. Opleidingsprogramme sal in die proses uitgebrei word na streke waar genoegsame opleidingsbehoeftes en befondsing is ten einde opleiding aan Dowes en persone met gehoorverlies koste-effektief en met groter impak te kan lewer.

Die NID besigheidseenhede sal dus nie meer die op-kampus Dowe studente bedien as praktiese ontwikkelings- en opleidingsfasiliteite soos bedoel is nie en sal ook oor ‘n tyd aangepas word. Ter voorbereiding en implementering hiervan sal kliënte diens aan die publiek op 31 Maart 2019 gestaak word by die volgende NID besigheidseenhede: Houtwerk, Skrynwerk en Stoffering, Skoonheidsalon, Kwekery en Groenteverwerking. Die NID Teetuin en Wassery word nie geaffekteer nie en gaan voort met dienste aan die publiek.

Die NID Bestuur en Direksie vertrou dat die bogenoemde herstruktueringsproses van NID Opleiding suksesvol geïmplementeer sal word en voordelig sal wees deur middel van groter reikwydte, bekostigbare doof-toeganklike opleiding en hulpbronne, en ‘n noemenswaardige groter impak in die toekoms en lewens van sy Dowe begunstigdes.

Vir enige navrae, kontak Mnr Cobus van Deventer by 023 342 5555 of per e-pos aan


NID Integrated Support Services invite all researchers to a free information session on a practical approach to research and academic writing presented by Dr Jean Mitchell. 

When: 02 March 2019 from 10:00 – 13:00

Where: NID Head Office, 30 De la Batroad, Worcester

RSVP to Lynette Victor on 023 342 5555 or email to before 28 February 2019. 

NID Run for the Deaf – Marathon Tour

From 19 September to 03 October 2018, 26 dedicated runners with compassionate hearts from Cape Town took part in a marathon tour through the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Poland.

This year’s tour was the eighth one since 2012 and is an annual NID fundraising initiative. The group managed to raise R 100 000 to the benefit of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities as well as elderly Deaf at NID, as well as R 40 000 for the Gawie de la Bat Nursery School.

In April 2019 14 athletes will take part in the 9th NID Marathon Tour to Europe. They will compete in various races whilst raising awareness and funds to the benefit of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities as well as elderly Deaf at NID. To support this initiative, visit